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Today's News

  • Local beverage company expands to bowl games

    If a fan buys a beverage from a walking vendor at one of eight college bowl games this season, they will be doing business with Rocket Man, the same Louisville area company that serves beverages at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Speedway.

    Rocket Man, Inc., based in Oldham County, will manage the walking vendor program at eight college bowl games, beginning with the Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Ballpark on Dec. 22.

  • Oldham Farm Bureau recognized

    Oldham County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the 95th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Pictured here, Sam Finney, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Brad Smith, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 5 recognition and awards program.

  • PACC donates toys for tots

    Continuing the tradition, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a large number of toys to Toys For Tots. The toys were donated by PACC members at the chamber’s annual Holiday Party, sponsored by Goldberg Simpson and held at Bistro 42. Accepting the toys was J.D. Sparks, Toys For Toys volunteer and Oldham County Magistrate, along with Jennifer Willis, 2015 PACC President and Bruce Corwin, 2014 PACC President.

  • Simpson joins CUB as VP

    David Bowling, CEO of Citizens Union Bank, Shelbyville, is pleased to announce that Grant Simpson has joined the bank as a First Vice President/ Commercial Lender.

    He stated, “Grant will bring extensive banking knowledge to the Bank and we are very happy to have him as a part of our lending team.”

    Grant’s office is located at the bank’s La Grange office at 2100 S. Hwy 53 in La Grange.

  • Hug selected for national honor choir

    Marielle Hug, 16, of La Grange, was selected by the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) to participate in their National Honor Choir in Salt Lake City, to be held in February 2015.

    This is Marielle’s third time to be selected to participate with the ACDA honor choir.

    Marielle is a junior at OCHS, a voice student of Garrett and Elizabeth Sorenson of louisvillevoicelessons.com, and the daughter of Mary and Tom Hug.

  • Shriners donate to Henry County disabled veterans

    The Oldham County Shrine Club recently presented a check to the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. In making the donation, Hubert Huffman, director of the Oldham County Shrine Club, said “We really wanted to donate to an organization that supports veterans, as well as the local community.”

    DAVA Commander Doug Noel said, “Our unit is the only veterans support organization in Henry County and we have several local projects in mind for this donation.”

  • Rogers earns Eagle Scout honor

     

    Max Rogers of La Grange received his Eagle Scout award on Dec. 6. Max is the Senior Patrol Leader with Troop 200, chartered by the La Grange Presbyterian Church. Max is a junior at Oldham County High School.

    His parents are Sanna and Jay Rogers.

  • Community briefs Dec. 18

    Airman graduates

    Air Force Airman Samantha L. Henderson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Holidays a great time to start better habits

    The holidays are just around the corner, bringing many joyous gatherings and heaps of delicious treats that show up everywhere. Often, we resign ourselves to the many weeks of inevitable indulgence and resolve to get back on track after ringing in the New Year. This year, why not make a resolution now to adopt some healthier habits through the holidays?

  • I am a mumpsimus

    I tried to hold onto what I knew to be absolute truth, but the hardcore facts were staring me in the face.

    I pride myself on my vast knowledge of Barry Manilow lyrics. I became a fan over 30 years ago, at an age when my hearing was intact and my thirst for pop culture knowledge was at its strongest. So, I was a bit surprised when someone stated that “dictuend” is not a word.

    “Oh, yes it is,” I argued. “It means to dictate or orchestrate.”

    “Use it in a sentence,” they challenged.